LuaLua had a very good game for Newcastle United on the left wing at Accrington Stanley last night, and hit the post in injury time, just before Stanley got their second goal.
Kazenga LuaLua – good game and almost a goal last night
The 19 year-old LuaLua told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I hit the post late on, and it set up a nervy finish.”
“I was a little bit disappointed not to score at the end, it would have capped off the perfect night. But the main thing was putting in the good performance so I have to be pleased.”
“As far as hitting the post, I was running away and ready to do a back flip!”
LuaLua has been linked with a loan move to Brighton all this summer, and sources today on the south coast say that manager Gus Poyet is still keen to take him as soon as possible, if Newcastle will only sanction a three-month loan deal.
The former Chelsea star Poyet will have heard all about Kazenga’s excellent wing play last night, and will have been impressed by his performance. LuaLua had a short loan move to Brighton at the end of last season, where he impressed greatly and Poyet is still keen to take the player again this season.
Kazenga continued about the game last night:
“I really enjoyed that one.” “It was an exciting one for the fans and all the lads played well.” “I was involved in a lot of the offensive play.”
“But I knew that it would be difficult because I have played in the lower league and I knew they’d be competitive.” “This was my chance to go out and show what I could do. I feel I have done it.”
LuaLua did his chances at Newcastle no harm at all with his display last night, which was full of conviction and not a little skill.
We’d be surprised if Kazenga doesn’t earn himself a place on the bench on Saturday at Wolves, and maybe will even get a late run out on the left wing. He was our Man of the Match for last night and is currently is on 44% of the vote.
It’s now up to manager Chris Hughton to decide whether he sends the lad out on loan, and that’s just one of the many decisions that are on Chris’ plate – before 5:00 pm on Tuesday rolls around – and the transfer window closes.